Forever Changes

Performers Love

Elektra | March 6, 2001 | Compact Disc

Not yet rated | write a review
Love: Arthur Lee, Bryan Maclean (vocals, guitar); John Echols (guitar); Ken Forssi (bass); Michael Stuart (percussion).
Includes liner notes by Ben Edmunds.
One of the first pop albums to become a cult classic, Love's 1967 masterpiece, FOREVER CHANGES, is the pinnacle of the L.A. freak (the locals' preferred term over "hippie") scene. Singer/songwriter Arthur Lee's lyrics are increasingly fragmentary and paranoid, foreshadowing the band's eventual drug-fueled collapse. Yet these drop-dead hip tunes are set in arrangements featuring Herb Alpert-style mariachi horns, lush middle-of-the-road strings, and other tropes of the easy listening scene, creating a more unsettling sense of tension than if the songs were given the usual heavy rock instrumentation. Every single track is a stone classic, although second songwriter Bryan MacLean's contributions, the haunted "Old Man" and especially the simply gorgeous opener "Alone Again Or," deserve special consideration. FOREVER CHANGES belongs high on any halfway serious list of the greatest pop albums of the '60s.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 6, 2001

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1967

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 081227671723

save
0%

In Stock Hurry, only 0 left! Not yet released

$15.67  ea

Online Price

$15.67 List Price

or, Used from $13.44

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Forever Changes

Performers Love
Producer Arthur Lee, Bruce Botnick

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 6, 2001

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1967

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 081227671723


Title Track Time
1.Alone Again Or --
2.House Is Not A Motel, A --
3.Andmoreagain --
4.Daily Planet, The --
5.Old Man --
6.Red Telephone, The --
7.Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale --
8.Live And Let Live --
9.Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This, The --
10.Bummer In The Summer --
11.You Set The Scene --
12.Hummingbirds - (demo) --
13.Wonder People (I Do Wonder) - (outtake) --
14.Alone Again Or - (alternate mix) --
15.You Set The Scene - (alternate mix) --
16.Your Mind And We Belong Together --
17.Your Mind And We Belong Together - (alternate take) --
18.Laughing Stock --

Editorial Notes

Love: Arthur Lee, Bryan Maclean (vocals, guitar); John Echols (guitar); Ken Forssi (bass); Michael Stuart (percussion).
Includes liner notes by Ben Edmunds.
One of the first pop albums to become a cult classic, Love's 1967 masterpiece, FOREVER CHANGES, is the pinnacle of the L.A. freak (the locals' preferred term over "hippie") scene. Singer/songwriter Arthur Lee's lyrics are increasingly fragmentary and paranoid, foreshadowing the band's eventual drug-fueled collapse. Yet these drop-dead hip tunes are set in arrangements featuring Herb Alpert-style mariachi horns, lush middle-of-the-road strings, and other tropes of the easy listening scene, creating a more unsettling sense of tension than if the songs were given the usual heavy rock instrumentation. Every single track is a stone classic, although second songwriter Bryan MacLean's contributions, the haunted "Old Man" and especially the simply gorgeous opener "Alone Again Or," deserve special consideration. FOREVER CHANGES belongs high on any halfway serious list of the greatest pop albums of the '60s.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart